Change Your Lifestyle to Overcome the Pain of Oral Trauma

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At Beach Tree Dental Care, each member of the team is dedicated to and passionate about helping patients preserve their oral health. Of course this begins with strong oral hygiene habits to thwart gum disease and cavities, but it includes other factors as well. Dental traumas pose threats to your oral health and the quality of life you enjoy.

Our dentist, Dr. Prince Arrington III, recommends adopting some straightforward habits to reduce your pain from oral trauma.

Some habits you should avoid are gum- and pencil-chewing, ice-crunching, and using teeth to open things. These habits can cause fractures, cracks, and chips, and they can cause lacerations to your gums.

Please use a mouth guard if you are involved in contact sports or other energetic activities: many oral trauma accidents could have been avoided if the person harmed had been wearing a mouth guard. If you are interested, our dentist can recommend a mouth guard for you.

Do you grind your teeth at night? If so, you could be creating chips and cracks on your teeth. We can prescribe you a night guard, a type of mouth guard, with a custom fit to help it sit in your mouth comfortably. Night guards can protect your teeth and help you sleep more soundly.

Stocking your first-aid kits with oral hygiene items like a travel-sized toothbrush, dental floss, and topical oral analgesic is a great idea. These simple dental hygiene items can be very convenient in emergency situations.

If you are suffering from an oral accident in Boca Raton, Florida, please call 561-440-4633 to seek advice from Beach Tree Dental Care.